Selected Historic Records of Dalwood Vineyard

    DALWOOD RAINFALL RECORDS 1865 – 1893 By Don Seton Wilkinson Colonial era weather records are few and far between. The Bureau of Meteorology considers that the Rainfall records from Dalwood, Branxton, NSW are the oldest accurate rainfall records in its collection. Between 1865 and 1885 the monthly rainfall was recorded by John Wyndham … More Selected Historic Records of Dalwood Vineyard

Important Moments in Newcastle History

A History Survey (Sept-Oct 2018) co-ordinated by Brendan Josevski for UON Cultural Collections found that the following themes associated with Newcastle were mentioned frequently by participants in the survey. General/Convict History Convict Lumberyard Royal Newcastle Hospital Newcastle Earthquake Newcastle Post Office Star Hotel Riot This post provides a general historical overview of these themes. For … More Important Moments in Newcastle History

NSW Government Records relating to Aboriginal People – mid north coast, NSW

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. The following NSW Government records are primary sources associated with the Mid-North coast of New South Wales, including  areas of Port Stephens, Gloucester and Barrington.  Many thanks to Robert Syron for sharing the following primary sources, and for … More NSW Government Records relating to Aboriginal People – mid north coast, NSW

Newcastle Technical High School The First Five Years 1939-1943

NEWCASTLE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL THE FIRST FIVE YEARS   1939-1943 Compiled in 2018 by Cliff Penney who was a first year student in 1939. Link to Living Histories @ UON PDF Version: https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/79872   NEWCASTLE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL The year 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of the commencement of Newcastle Technical High School at Tighes Hill … More Newcastle Technical High School The First Five Years 1939-1943

Happy 200th Birthday Macquarie Pier (a.k.a. Newcastle Breakwater)

This Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of the laying of the Foundation Stone for Macquarie Pier on August 5th 1818. Governor Lachlan Macquarie laid the foundation stone for the Newcastle breakwater, named in his honour by Commandant Captain James Wallis as “Macquarie Pier” during one of his three visits to Newcastle on the 5th August  … More Happy 200th Birthday Macquarie Pier (a.k.a. Newcastle Breakwater)

Newcastle Photographed by Fred Hardie for the George Washington Wilson & Co. in 1893

  Newcastle as it looked in 1893 features in a number of glass negative images taken by photographer Fred Hardie for the George Washington Wilson & Co. They were recently located online by researcher Matt Ward as being held at the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Search the George Washington Wilson & Co. Archive here: … More Newcastle Photographed by Fred Hardie for the George Washington Wilson & Co. in 1893

Aboriginal Rock Art & Aboriginal History – Trove search

This work is conducted in memory and respectfully honours the First Australian People, the Aboriginal People of this land. Please Note: The following articles on Aboriginal Rock Art & Indigenous history of the Hunter Region and Central Coast were located in TROVE . The newspaper articles chronicle how writers of the time were describing Indigenous … More Aboriginal Rock Art & Aboriginal History – Trove search

Aerial Photographs – Ravensworth, NSW

The following overlays are of Ravensworth Homestead in the Hunter region, showing the location of the early Homestead and extant buildings, nearby creek, roads and evidence of other possible structures. We have assembled some aerial photographs, maps and plan overlays on Google earth,  and specifically enlarged the section of Ravensworth Homestead to find out what … More Aerial Photographs – Ravensworth, NSW